Clinical Trials treating Crohns with diet

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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone ever been on a clinical trial using diet to treat crohns? I am looking at one right now, but would like to know if anyone has tried it.

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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I did a fair job of controlling mine with diet and other supplements for a few years but started getting some symptoms coming up here and there and read a bunch of stuff online and got myself worried so I ended up going back to the doctor

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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you post the trial? Who's running it? What is it?
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 12.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been in a clinical study *about* how diet affects Crohn's, which (apparently) is a precursor to developing a clinical diet to treat our disease.

Like Rider, I'd be interested to know who's running your trial. I think there needs to be some sort of international database about who's studying what, because it seems *crazy* to me that, with so few people studying Crohn's, there seems to be so much duplication of research. (Who else remembers the rash of psychosocial studies we had here a few years ago?)
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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -7)   
There are couple diet studies that I'm aware of. One is at Rush University in Chicago:

The other is at the University of Hawaii:
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
"My" study was at Monash University in Australia, if I remember rightly.
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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish diet would help me...I can't figure out what kind of diet to be on...I tried cutting out wheat products, milk products and sugar with no results...there really isn't one thing that bothers me other then corn and popcorn....

42 year old woman diagnosed with UC 1991, Jpouch surgery 1992, Crohn's diagnosis 2009
Current meds: 800mg xifaxin, 6mg entocort, Humira (started 3/23/09), synthroid, aciphex

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   Posted 5/3/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was put on a milk diet, i know it sounds crazy, its called modulen, its like a kid of baby food but for people with crohn's, it has all the nutriets you need and fills you up just like food, and if you lost a lot of weight like i did with crohn's its great because it is VERY high in calories. they put me on it because my bowel was so narrow at one point they couldnt get the camera through when they done a endoscopy, so they gave me this milk diet to let my bowel have a rest and whilst i was on that (for 2 months) i had NO pains at all. i am no longer on it as i have had a abdo operation but whilst i was on it i had absulutely no pains, only down side was your not allowed anything else to eat with it.

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   Posted 11/24/2013 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, there are several types of diets but for the good of your condition much better if you go with healthy diets than trying other strategy. I also start using Study Scavenger App that help me doing some medical research.
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